Events

From the annual Folk Festival to our weekly Broadside and Folk Nights, to the traditional Holiday Wassail, Young Folk at the Hall and many concerts and workshops throughout the year; the Folk Arts Society holds many events in support of promoting and preserving cultural traditions.

Folk Night presents Roger Howse

Folk Night presents Roger Howse

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Artists: Roger Howse

A rare one here folks. Tell the blues fans and come early for a seat!

Oct 04

The Ship Pub

Folk Night presents Jenny Gear & Sandy Morris

Folk Night presents Jenny Gear & Sandy Morris

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A Folk Night fave, we are pleased to present the fantastic Jenny Gear and the man himself, Sandy Morris. Two of St. John’s finest on the Folk Night stage, ya better come early if ya wants a seat!

Oct 11

The Ship Pub

2023 Young Folk at the Hall Finale Concert

2023 Young Folk at the Hall Finale Concert

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Fergus O’Byrne and the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society have been working to encourage a love of traditional music in young people through the Young Folk at the Hall. Young Folk is a workshop-based program offering guidance and education, as well as a performance opportunity for youth between the ages of seven and 18. Each year we register about 50 young artists who are are grouped into bands, and each band is mentored by older musicians and veterans of the program. Our young bands get about six hours of mentoring over two days to establish a common repertoire, arrange tunes, decide on a band name and have photos taken. After all that, we gather for the big show and the new bands perform the material for a live audience. Doors open at 6:30pm, the event will start at 7pm!

Oct 15

The Lantern

2023 Young Folk at the Hall Finale Concert
Oct 15

2023 Young Folk at the Hall Finale Concert

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The Lantern

Fergus O’Byrne and the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society have been working to encourage a love of traditional music in young people through the Young Folk at the Hall. Young Folk is a workshop-based program offering guidance and education, as well as a performance opportunity for youth between the ages of seven and 18. Each year we register about 50 young artists who are are grouped into bands, and each band is mentored by older musicians and veterans of the program. Our young bands get about six hours of mentoring over two days to establish a common repertoire, arrange tunes, decide on a band name and have photos taken. After all that, we gather for the big show and the new bands perform the material for a live audience. Doors open at 6:30pm, the event will start at 7pm!

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Folk Night Tune Session hosted by Tamsyn Russell

Folk Night Tune Session hosted by Tamsyn Russell

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Tunes bys. Tamsyn is a most excellent and articulate player and knows all the tunes inside out.

Consider yourself invited!

Oct 18

The Ship Pub

Folk Night presents Doug Dorward

Folk Night presents Doug Dorward

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Artists: Doug Dorward

Whoa. Doug is hands down one of the finest fiddlers to ever bend a bow around here. Doug will be joined by Andrew Dale so this is truly a special evening in the works here.

Hey seriously. Don’t sleep on this one.

Oct 25

The Ship Pub

Folk Night presents Doug Dorward
Oct 25

Folk Night presents Doug Dorward

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The Ship Pub

Artists: Doug Dorward

Whoa. Doug is hands down one of the finest fiddlers to ever bend a bow around here. Doug will be joined by Andrew Dale so this is truly a special evening in the works here.

Hey seriously. Don’t sleep on this one.

Annual Events

Young Folk at the HallHoliday WassailNewfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival